The Queen

The Queen chooses a diamond diadem made for a king for the State Opening of Parliament

If anyone was going to show us the honourable draw between a Crown and a hat, it was the Queen. As debate continued over whether Her Majesty should use the Imperial State Crown for the State Opening of Parliament, Elizabeth II had a rather elegant compromise. For this Queen’s Speech, the Monarch wore an all diamond diadem that was originally created for a king. To be fair, it’s a…
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The Editors' Debate: Yes - The Queen should wear the Crown to the State Opening of Parliament

A week, they used to say, is a long time in politics. Right now, in the UK, make that fifteen minutes. But we do now know that there will be a Queen’s Speech on October 14th 2019 after Parliament was prorogued, without legal issue, on October 8th. And a Queen’s Speech usually means the Monarch, golden carriages and the Crown. But the last time a Conservative led administration…
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Police called on The Queen for not wearing a seat belt

As The Queen travelled to Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament in her car, rather the traditional coach, she broke the law most have to abide by when she did not wear a seatbelt. The West Yorkshire Police received a call from a concerned citizen who spotted Her Majesty travelling with her son, Prince Charles through London. The caller told the West Yorkshire Police that despite the law…
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